Jones, Robert LIewelyn

Robert Llewelyn first appears on any census in 1881, living at The School House, Llanddoget, Denbigh, Wales.  His father Robert O. Jones, 26, was  Head of the household and a School Master who had been born in  Llanddeiniolen, Caernarvon, Wales, His mother, Elizabeth Jones 30, had been born in Llanllechid, Caernarvon, Wales.  Their  children were Richard O Jones 3  and  Robert Ll. Jones age 1. He, like his father, had been born in Llanddoget, Denbigh, Wales.

By the 1891 census they had moved to Boy’s School House in  Bettws y Coed, Caernarvonshire. Father, Robert O 36 was still a School Master. Elizabeth, his wife was 39. Richard O jnr was 13, Robert Llewelyn was 11. There was a new addition to the family. Margaret M.G  was  3.  They all spoke English & Welsh, except daughter Margaret who only spoke English.

On the 1901 census Robert Llewelyn, 21 was working as a Draper’s Assistant in Wrexham living at 14, Hope Street, Wrexham Denbighshire. There were 9 Draper’s assistants boarding at this address.  There were 3 Domestic Servants.

I believe that Robert married Charlotte Gertrude Howell in Holy Trinity Church, Oswestry in the September quarter of 1906 (Shrewsbury  C-OS18/2/114 ShropshireBMD)

The1911 census tells us that Robert Llewelyn had moved to Paris House, 113 High Street Connahs Quay, Flintshire. where he was a  Draper ( Millinery & Fancies) and was an Employer. He had been married for 5 years and had one child.  Robert’s wife and child were not there that night so are not recorded on the census. Consequently we don’t know their names. There was a servant, Lucy Bennion listed.

Tim Dawe from Australia, gave me the Regimental Records for Robert, so many thanks to him.   They are on Find my Past. –  According to the British Royal Air Force Airman’s Service Record 1912-1939 for Robert Llewelyn Jones he was born on the 18th November 1879 in Llanrwst, Parish – Llanddoget, Denbighshire.   His religion was Church of England.

Currant Engagement in H.M. Forces – Navy

Period – Main Service – 12th March 1918 D.W.

Actual – 12th March 1918 – R.N.A.S.

Entry Date – 1st April 1918 – R.A.F.

“Tregantle” **  Aircraftsman 11     12th March 1918

CPO 34 “Tregantle” Oswestry Disp. Centre 8th February 1919* Transfd. R.A.F. Ho2 1st April 1918

* He was to die 11 days later.
Remustered & App.  Clk 3 2nd April 1918
Died 19th February 1919   After Discharge.
Civilian Occupation – General Draper  DECEASED

Person to be informed of Casualties – Name – Charlotte Gertrude

Address – Paris House, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire – Wife. – Another address was written by the side – 30, Dee Road, Connah’s Quay, Chester.
Description – Height – 5 feet 9 inches. Chest – 39 inches, Hair – Brown, Eyes – Brown, Complexion – Fresh.
Trans to R.A.F. Reserve Date – 10th Match 1919  Discharge date – Died 19th February 1919*    29th January 1920. *This meant he died before his Transfer date of 10th March 1919 – was his a sudden death?

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**  and – RNAS Tregantle, Cornwall was an aircraft storage depot, also used for training Aircraft Mechanics.

There is a death Certificate for a Robert Llewellyn Jones 1919 Flint, Flintshire (Mold)  North Wales  Flnt/32/79

The inscription on Robert Llewelyn’s grave in Connah’s Quay Cemetery :-

Per Ardua Ad Astra  

252285 Airman 2nd Class. R.L.Jones,

Royal Air Force. 19th February 1919.

(Through adversity to the Stars. or Through Struggle to the Stars. is the Motto of the R.A.F).

(Monumental Inscriptions, Connah’s Quay.  Page 3 JR1 -26)


Thanks to Bill Rosedale for the photograph


I rang the Cemetery Dept. and they told me Robert Llewelyn Jones was age 39 and was buried 22nd February 1919 Grave No CON 518 Burial No 1862.   No one is buried with Robert Llewelyn.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Connahs Quay and Shotton War Memorial

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